Friday, January 19, 2018

Strange fruit

The things you find growing in trees...
Tennis balls... or mutant fruit? You decide...
During our summer road trip last year, we came across a stand of trees bearing fruit that appeared to resemble green tennis balls.

They were new to us... we took a photo and carried on.

Google is amazing. When we got back home, I wanted to discover the name of this tree/fruit. I wasn't sure what to type in Google when a friend suggested simply "tennis ball fruit".

Damn if it didn't work.

It turns out that these are osage orange trees. So there is your botany lesson for the weekend.

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